Highway Design Defect or Negligent Highway Maintenance

Albany Negligent Road Maintenance Attorneys

The state of New York is responsible for making sure that state roads — including interstates — are safely designed and maintained. When they fail to live up to that responsibility and people get seriously injured as a result, they can be held accountable.

At the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C., our New York highway design defect attorneys have the experience and resources to pursue fair compensation for the victims of accidents caused by negligent road design, maintenance and drainage.

Do You Have a Claim Against the State or a County, City or Town?

If you have been catastrophically injured or have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, you owe it to yourself to explore all possible options for compensation. Road design and maintenance are factors that many victims — and, unfortunately, many lawyers — overlook.

The following are just a few examples of dangerous road conditions that are often the result of negligent design and maintenance:

  • Unprotected shoulder drop-offs
  • Inadequate visibility at intersections
  • Insufficient signage to safely regulate traffic
  • Crumbling and disintegration of surfaces
  • Steep, inadequately graded curves
  • Insufficient drainage

We deliberately limit our caseload so that we can diligently investigate every case we accept. Our approach has helped us get significant results in cases involving road design and maintenance.

Among other results, our firm holds the record in Auer v. the State of New York, 289 A.D.2d 626 (2001) — a case involving negligent shoulder maintenance — for the largest verdict ever rendered and recovered against the state of New York.

You Must Act Quickly to Protect Your Rights

There are very strict time limits and formal requirements to bring a claim against the state or against a municipality. In most instances a detailed notice of claim must be properly filed within 90 days of the incident.

If you believe that there may be a claim that a defective highway played a part in causing an accident, you must act promptly to protect your interests. Contact a us immediately or your right to bring a claim may be lost.

To discuss whether you have a claim against the state for a serious accident caused by a road design defect or inadequate maintenance, contact us today for a free consultation. You will not pay any fees or expenses unless we help you obtain compensation.